Lonely Planet's photography competition is aimed at budding photographers living in or having visited the Bristol area. It calls for entrants to submit five photographs that "really captures the heart of the city."
The winner will see one of his images published in the 2nd edition of the Devon, Cornwall and South West England guidebook, which will be released in September.
However, the competition's terms and conditions state that "each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, five-year licence to each party providing the competition to feature any or all of the submitted material in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition."
By agreeing to the terms, photographers would, by entering the competition, grant a licence to Stanfords and Lonely Planet to use their images in the companies' travel guides, without remuneration for a five-year period.
Speaking to BJP, a spokeswoman for Lonely Planet has confirmed that the publisher intends to use images entered in the competition. "This clause does mean that we could use the images beyond the competition but the photographer would still own the rights to the image and they can opt out of this if they want to," says the spokeswoman. "Unfortunately we didn’t have the functionality on the site to offer an immediate opt out, but as the terms say entrants are welcome to contact Stanfords to request for their image not to be used beyond the competition. We won’t discriminate against photographers who contact us to opt out of further use. The competition will be judged on the merits of the photograph."
Participating photographers are urged to write to Stanfords, before the competition's deadline of 06 July, if they would like to opt out of the arrangement - the address is Stanfords, 12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP.
For more details, visit www.stanfords.co.uk.
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